Northern Pintail

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Shishmaref

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Iuġaq

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The iuġaq comes in the spring and stays in the flat coastal plains where there are swamps, ponds,creeks, rivers, and marshs. They are about the second duck to come back but the first to leave for migration. During the spring they break up into pairs to mate. They lay about 6-10 eggs near ponds and rivers. When the female is done with the eggs they stay with the little ducks untill they are ready to fly. In the middle of june to the middle of july they mold there wings. During this time they are getting fat. If they they lose there eggs to foxs they mate only one more time.

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